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1958 Optima Elite 3 Serial # 1018416 1958 Optima Elite 3 typewriter, Serial # 1018416 John Cooper's 1958 Optima Elite 3 typewriter. 2019-11-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Cooper: 1958 Optima Elite 3 Serial # 1018416 So far this Elite 3, just fourth off the line from Glen Crookston's similar machine posted here, doesn't live up to its reputation as superior even to the Olympia SM3, but it is a perfectly good typewriter. Maybe some further cleaning and lubrication will make a difference.

1958 Optima Elite 3 #1018416

Status: My Collection
Created: 11-24-2019 at 03:36PM
Last Edit: 11-24-2019 at 03:37PM


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So far this Elite 3, just fourth off the line from Glen Crookston's similar machine posted here, doesn't live up to its reputation as superior even to the Olympia SM3, but it is a perfectly good typewriter. Maybe some further cleaning and lubrication will make a difference.

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